Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, has said the Third Mainland Bridge would be opened completely to vehicular traffic in February.
Oladeinde said this on Friday in a select meeting with our reporter, taking note of that the recovery of the extension must be pushed from January 2021 to February because of the impact of the #EndSARS protest.
He stated, “It should be January however it is presently February 2021. It has been moved by a month. The principal stage is done, the subsequent stage has begun.”
The Federal Government had reported that the extension would be shut for a half year for support works. Development was booked to be done in two stages, a quarter of a year on every carriageway.
Talking on the standpoint of transportation for Lagos State, the magistrate said the state was attempting to incorporate all vehicle modes into a card that can be used by occupants.
He stated, “The public authority is proceeding with the rail. We are as yet developing the blue line and we have arrived at a high level stage with the red line which would before long begin.”
He added, “We are sloping up water transport, we are associating it with the Bus Reform, ensuring that all our vehicle modes are incorporated. We are expanding the normal tagging framework which we presently use on the Bus Rapid Transit System to the streams and when the rail goes ahead board, we will extend it to the rail also.
“Essentially, individuals will have a card that can be utilized over different methods of transport.”
Oladeinde looked for private area venture to support water transport, including that their part, plans had been made to grow the Lagos Ferry Services Company armada.
He stated, “We are urging the private area to run water transportation. We are expanding LagFerry’s armada from 12 to 18 and we are likewise in a steady exchange with the private area who are attempting to purchase more boats.
“For instance, we have around 307 boats employing our streams, including the private area. We need to expand it by another 50.”
Concerning gridlock circumstance, Oladeinde said the state government had started to determine all bottlenecks answerable for gridlocks in the state.
Up until now, he stated, six focuses had been distinguished and were presently being dealt with.